Friday, October 21, 2011

Object Fades Then Brightens Over Northwich UK

Date:  June 18, 2011
Time:  After midnight.
Hi, I was in my back garden in Northwich just after midnight. I had my binoculars with me as I like to star gaze as and when we get any clear skies.
I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I was looking in a southerly direction and noticed an object tracking across the sky.
It started off as a faint glow, then became very bright. After around ten seconds it started to fade out, but moving incredibly fast.
I can most certainly say it was not a Chinese lantern, as I've witnessed so many of these in the sky in the past. This object was moving with a purpose.
It was far too high to be any form of commercial airliner. There were no flashing lights as you would expect to see from a plane.
The only way I can described it's brightness is, to compare it with that of the ISS when that passes over and then moves into the earths shadow.
Not odd?, well this is the odd bit. The object was tracking on a south to north heading. It should have stayed illuminated as it would have been in constant sun light.
I should have been able to see it track the sky all the way to my visible horizon, yet it did not do that. Besides, if it had been a Chinese lantern, then who in there right mind releases one at that time of the morning? It was far too bright for one of them.

At around 12:20, the ISS did actually track over on it's usual path of west to east. I watched it as I always have until it faded out over Europe.

It is not the first time I have seen something in the sky and been amazed. Last year, I witness in broad daylight a shiny silver sphere. It's altitude was very high. The reason it caught my eye was that it glimmered in the sunlight. I observed this for around 30 seconds until it suddenly shot off at very high speed.

My first encounter was back in 1997 when I was stationary at the traffic lights at Sandiway in Northwich. In the distance, I saw what I can only describe as a teardrop shaped craft with what appeared to be two triangular sections at the front. It banked to the left and headed in the general direction of Alton Park.
I reported it to the UFO society and it did actually make the Northwich Guardian.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:

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